St. Paul Art Crawl covers 41 buildings in 11 districts

TwinCities.com Kathy Berdan April 28, 2019 at 10:31  Photo: Burning Brothers Brewing, 1750 Thomas Ave., opens up the back part of the building for artist displays. (Photo by Isaac Fromm) […]
On April 28, 2019

Read more


Photo: Burning Brothers Brewing, 1750 Thomas Ave., opens up the back part of the building for artist displays. (Photo by Isaac Fromm)

Remember when St. Paul Art Crawl meant parking the car or the bike in Lowertown to walk around and visit artists twice a year?

The one-stop drop hasn’t been enough for years. Studios and spaces throughout St. Paul will be showcasing art this weekend — from West Seventh to the West Side, Como to Raymond Station, Downtown and Lowertown, Highland, Midway, Merriam Park Cathedral Hill and the East Side.

There are 41 locations for art in 11 districts this weekend, says St. Paul Art Crawl director Brenda Brousseau. For reference, there were 33 in the 2017 spring art crawl.

“We just want St. Paul to be this mecca of art,” says Brousseau, a beadwork artist who moved to St. Paul seven years ago after 35 years in Minneapolis. “We want to bring back the magic.”

The magic is color-coded and easier to find this year. The Art Crawl is a program of the St. Paul Art Collective, which created a map with each of the districts in a different color and a key that describes the numbered locations for art. The maps are free at any stop on the crawl, along with catalogs highlighting the artists. (You can search here to get started.)

“Anywhere you live in the city, you can go just blocks from your house to see art,” Brousseau says.

Art lovers who want to go beyond their neighborhoods, can download a free Metro Transit pass on our Art Crawl page.

Robbin Gallery – Artist Call 2023 Season

Robbin Gallery, a non-profit art space in...


This is an important event in enhancing the strong East Side art community.

Venues for Showing Art in the 2021 Saint Paul Art Crawl

Venues for showing art in the Saint Paul Art Crawl -...

Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday is the free nationwide movement and...


The event is seeking to provide an occasion for the entire community to experience solidarity in a meaningful way, share personal thoughts and impressions, and engage in all-important conversations.

Pricing Your Art – NEMAA Online Workshop

From emerging to established artists, one of the...

Ten Things You Can Do When Your Art Business is Slow

Managing your art career is a practice in...

CARES ACT: Table of Loan, Grant, and Compensation Opportunities for the Arts

Share your own experiences with us by filling out the new CARES Act Funding Tracker!

Artist Relief

A brand new resource called Artist Relief will be...